October 2019

Found 13 blog entries for October 2019.

We would like to welcome Rohan Mani to our team of realty advisors. Rohan worked with Purple Bricks for 4 years, before joining our team.

Rohan grew up in Edmonton and has a strong bond with the city. Rohan wants to become your partner in finding your ideal home. He wants your next home purchase to be informed and a worry free experience.

To connect with Rohan please click on this link: Rohan Mani contact details

About the author:

You can read more about the author of this blog by clicking this link – Stuart Neal Broker Owner & REALTOR®

Want more information about our lower cost FLAT FEE home selling programs? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014 or visit our home seller’s page

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We are pleased to offer another home for sale in our very own Bellevue – Highlands community. This home is very well presented and bargain priced for the neighbourhood. To learn more please click on this link: Home for Sale.

To see ALL homes for sale click on this link: ALL Highlands Bellevue Homes for Sale.

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4 Smart Ways to Sell Your Home during Halloween

In our market, i.e. metro Edmonton Alberta, many people just love Halloween. Perhaps it’s a family tradition? You put up those inflatable spiders, ghouls or Frankenstein like monsters on your front lawn. You festoon your windows with “Witch” shaped stickers and some of your tricks make a loud noise.

It’s fun, isn’t it?

What if we told you that these most of these things could hurt your chances of selling your home?

Our advice?

  1. Avoid obstructing the view of the home, making it scary or associating it with death, (picture those tombstones that some folks install). These things just give the wrong impression.

  2. Avoid placing stickers on windows that block out light. We suggest you avoid these completely.

So, if your

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According to one study in the United States more than 90% of older folks would prefer to stay in their home as they age. And this is perfectly understandable. However, fewer people actually do the research to confirm that the home can be adapted to suit or that they can afford the make the changes, maintain the home and perhaps buy in special services when required.

Here some ideas you may wish to consider:

  1. Is the home suitable? Are you near key services for example healthcare, public transportation or shopping? What about the stairs? Is the home in a good state of repair? Can you clear the snow and do the yard work?

  2. Bathroom. Can you still use the tub? Do you need to install a walk-in tub or shower? Can you add support rails

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5 Reasons to Buy Your Home in October

Do you want to buy a home? Are you afraid that you have waited too long? Don’t despair. For many home buyers this is the perfect time. Let’s discuss why.

Here are 5 reasons why you should buy now:

1.  There is lots of homes for sale

Based on last year around 2000 home buyers will purchase before the end of the year. Will you be one of them?

2.  Less competition

Many home buyers are starting to give up. If you shop for a home you will face much less competition.

3. You might get a discount

If you can find a home seller that has languished on the market all summer this might be the time to ask them for a big discount. Their choice might be to give up until next year or to allow you to buy it.

4.  You could be home by Christmas

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Albany is one of Edmonton’s newer communities and was established in 2009. Situated to the northwest of Edmonton and very close to St Albert. We are proud to offer this luxury level home for sale that backs onto wilderness. 

Click on this link for details: 527 Albany Way for sale. 

To see ALL homes for sale in Albany please click on this link: All Albany Homes for Sale

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Whilst many of our clients face the need to downsize, I would estimate that probably more people push away the decision for as long as they can and some cases forever. If I had a dollar for every senior that said to me “I’m never moving. They can carry me out in a box” I would be a very rich man.

1.  Deterioration of Health

Many physical issues for example breaking a hip (very common) after a fall can be sudden. So can a heart attack or a stroke. Other issues like arthritis and rheumatism can develop over time. Most mind-based issues such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease creep up on a person until one day that person can no longer live in their home.

2.  Too Many Things to Worry About

Perhaps all it takes is one big snow fall and you no

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Kingswood Village condo kitchen

Kingswood Village a bungalow condo complex in St Albert is very popular with downsizers and professional couples. There is a 45 plus age restriction. However, we have been told that if 18 year olds need to be at home so that they can study this OK. There are pet restrictions but again we have been told that enforcement is liberal in nature. To see of the details of this home that we have just listed for sale please click here: Unit 20 Kingswood Village.

To see ALL condo bungalows currently for sale in St Albert please click here: ALL Condo Bungalows

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Summary:

More condos selling. Prices dropping. Excess inventory disappearing. The condo market is an interesting place right now.

Numbers Sold:

58 more condo units sold across Edmonton when compared to the third quarter of 2018. This confirms that buyers continue to seek out condo living as a lifestyle choice. 

Sales Values:

Condos continued to trade at a discount when compared to last year. On average condo units sold for about 10% LESS than last year, equal to an average discount of about $25,000. Condos have been selling at a discount for the entire year. This is not good news, but as excess inventory dries up this pattern must eventually change. Its beyond the scope of this report to examine the ages of the condos sold, but

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